I think the producers focused so much on making Brooke seem like a miserable teenager, that people overlooked just how respectful and kind she was while on the show. Actually, both of Kelly’s kids always said thank you when leaving a private, always seemed super respectful…it’s a damn shame they didn’t get half that respect back. Brooke was extremely caring to the girls, when I can only imagine she had other priorities, like being with her friends and people her age. Brooke and Paige were always the first to offer a shoulder to cry on or a friendly hug. It really angers me that once they left, Abby decided to forbid the remaining girls from speaking to them, but more so that they actually listened (minus Chloe). I don’t care how old you are, you don’t just completely cut someone out of your life when it’s the wrong thing to do and they are good people. As a parent, you don’t allow that to happen either. I also think Abby should have never made this against Brooke and Paige, regardless of the history she has had with Kelly…it was her and Kelly’s history and it had nothing to do with the girls. She shouldn’t, as an adult, ever tell a child to never speak to another child. It’s awful, it’s bullying, it’s alienation, and it’s an awful thing to do. I can only imagine the lies she had fed Maddie with in regards to Brooke. Maddie has openly stated in the beginning of the show that she looked up to and admired Brooke…Abby couldn’t have that. She manipulates and controls Maddie so much and it’s truly sad. It’s so psychologically wrong to do that to a child mentally.
“My foot was run over by a golf cart when I was younger, and the doctors said I might never be able to dance again! After I had surgery on it I couldn’t leave my house for a long time, and the very first day I was allowed to leave my house again I went to a dance competition! I ended up winning the National title and everyone said it was the best I’d ever performed. It felt so good because being told I might never dance again made me realize how bad I wanted to dance and how much I loved it.”